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1854 - Longman, London - First Edition, First Issue
A superior first edition, first issue, of this comprehensive and important work on South America, in the original publisher’s cloth, one large folding colour map of South America and smaller folding map of the Falklands, illustrated throughout with wood-engravings, and an engraved frontispiece portrait of Don Pedro II.

Knowledge of William Hadfield’s life is fragmentary, born in 1806 he entered commercial life in South America at an early age and became secretary of the South American and General Steam Navigation Company. In this, his first book he states that he had for a long time been a resident of Brazil, and describes the port of Recife as it was in 1821, suggesting that he had first been there at the age of fifteen. He became the first secretary of the Buenos Aires Great Southern Railway but in 1847, as a consequence of a levy on his mercantile goods, was driven into bankruptcy. In 1863 he founded in London
The South American Journal and Brazil and River Plate Mail which he edited until his death in 1887. 
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